i cut-out my quote, as i really now getting to understand more on ODIN/flash
i thought ODIN is the final on my root process, now i understand it only opens the door so i can root
that link from CNET really a very simple one and easy to understand as i read your instruction line per line before (i dont know anymore how many times i read them)
surely i will update here as soon ive done with ODIN and root (cross finger) :silly:
Odin is a communications software tool between your phone and Windows OS computer. It's often used to test, format, and even unbrick devices that can still be repaired.
We used Odin to flash an insecure linux kernel, which gives us the chance to bypass the root user or superuser securities (android is a linux-based OS, root/superuser makes more sense if you have ever used a linux distro on a pc) and install an app that basically gives us, the users, control over superuser permissions.
There are many other ways to root phones, but no universal method. ZergRush attempts installation of the SUapp via security flaws and information flooding. Another simple method is through the ADB partition (if Odin works for you, don't bother confusing yourself with the ADB method quite yet. It would help a lot to know your way around your device first).
This explains Odin a bit more to help fulfil your curiosities.
It's about an hour and 20 minutes after you posted, you probably finished an hour and 10 minutes ago (I bet it takes even a first-timer 10 minutes tops to root. the only long parts are reading and downloading if you have a slow connection), so you must be enjoying your phone's new capabilities.
a few more notes; I'm not sure if there is a method to remove the yellow triangle at the startup. I kinda like it, so I haven't tried, ChainFire has a method, but I'm not sure if it is kernel specific (it may or may not work, it might cause an issue). If anyone else knows or would like to chime-in on this, please do so
some things to consider after rooting;
change your boot animation
for improved battery life; consider installing Root App Delete or Root Uninstaller from the Play store to disable background processes and uninstall bloatware. And install Lucky Patcher to delete google ads that run in the background of apps that aren't even open/running (no, an ad-block app is not a substitute for this. even when blocked, the ads processes are still running. Lucky Patcher does its best to completey delete google ads from the app).
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